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Best Block Transformation Award Winner!

 

The Best Block Transformation Award Winner is Spring Hill Civic League!  SHCL and volunteers landscaped a highly visible lot at the community entrance. They weeded, planted flowers and scrubs and layed mulch to a vacant lot that is home to a mosaic art piece exhibiting the history of the Spring Hill nieghborhood.

 

Congratulations Spring Hill!

Another Great Season!

 

The Spring 2015 Love Your Block Season has been amazing!  We completed 15 great transformation projects across the city.  The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in Pittsburgh!  Thank you to all the great organizations and  volunteers for all your hard work!  

 

Check out all the photos here

Making an Impact!

 

"The project looked enormous when we first started and there were doubts expressed that we would complete it in time. [But] We did it, and the high-fives showed the feeling of accomplishment everyone was feeling."

 

- Christina HowellBloomfield Development Corporation

Getting Things Done!

"We have a new sense of community responsibility - where we are all accountable for creating a better Pittsburgh."

- Tera McIntosh, The Hazelwood Initiative

 

"This program helps tear down the barriers between what neighborhood groups may want to do and lets them actually accomplish it."

Ben Soltesz, Spring Hill Civic League

Creating Community Involvement!

"With the volunteers, the transformation of the site would not occur without many hours and days of continued efforts. They arrived in numbers and helped transform the site quickly. The best part of the event day was using it to foster excitement for the future of Beechview and bringing people together.."

- Joe Wingenfeld, Beechivew Business Distric Revitalization Project

 

 

Love Your Block - About the Program

Love Your Block is a program created by servePGH, Peoples Gas, PNC and The Home Depot (East Liberty Branch) to revitalize our City - block by block! Here's how it works: Nonprofit organizations from across Pittsburgh are invited to propose projects to transform their blocks with up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies and the support of key City Departments. Competitive projects will be selected, after which City agencies will engage with awarded group members and listen to their block improvement requests. They will then proceed to carry out the requested services, as feasible. With grant money, the selected groups purchase equipment and supplies, engage their neighbors, and roll up their sleeves to carry out their own brand of block beautification and repair.

Make sure you rally volunteers and put forth your best effort as there is an award of $2,000 given to the most impressive block transformation, to be used by the winning community group for future site improvements. 

The City of Pittsburgh is grateful to Peoples Gas, PNC and the East Liberty branch of The Home Depot for its investment in Love Your Block and its national commitment to vibrant and sustainable communities.

Partners

Peoples Gas

peoplesgas

PNC

The Home Depot

 

 

 

 

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City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov

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